R&R Sophisticate: 11 Pieces To Help You Avoid Sweatsuit Days

Every year as the weather gets cooler (and at times, yucky) the temptation to slump into a old faithful but not-so-cute sweatsuit gets greater and greater. That's why you have to have your "bumming kit" ready for when the weather makes it hard to be your usual chic fashionista self. Layering is key, so make sure you have lots of variations of these staples on hand to create enough sleek looks to get you through this fall and winter! <img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 282px; height: 400px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Xi01tmtXXZw/TKvaG3tHduI/AAAAAAAAAgg/RxSwXYMJWFI/s400/168421_taup_large.jpg" border="0"

1. Graceful tunics

Tunics are great for when you don't feel like putting much effort toward your look. Make sure that you look for waist cinching details like sashes or invest in a great belt. Cinching tunics at the waist helps to create shape and make them look less like tents. Lola Embroidered Tunic, Alloy, $29.90

2. Long, glittery necklaces

Glamorous accessories help to make an outfit that is otherwise mediocre look like red carpet attire. Choose long, dramatic necklaces, sassy hoop earrings, and glittery cocktail rings as a pick-me-up when the weather won't cooperate. Brass Pearl and Crystal Necklace by Gerard Yosca, charmandchain.com, $98.

3.Cute but grown flats

Heels are fabulous, but when you don't feel like playing glamazon it can be pretty hard to hype yourself up to endure teetering on them. Flats are more feminine and sophisticated than your New Balances and you can slip them on as you're going out of the door. Cap Toe Ballet Flats, Target, $36.99

4.Shawl Style Sweater

These are great for days when you wish you could just wear your warm comforter out on your errands. The drapes of this sweater are just as good as your favorite blanket. Plum Sweater, ModCloth.com, $60

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5. Witty Graphic Ts

I love graphic Ts with rare pictures or sayings that really mean something. It can be hard to find ones that don't say "The Future Mrs. Bieber" or something equally as annoying, but when I find that diamond in the rough I can't help but put it on heavy rotation, especially on days when I'd rather be sleeping. Cute and simple. Sketch Girls Tank, Delia's, $19.50

6. Pretty Scarves

A scarf works much like a necklace in that it punches up an otherwise drab outfit. They can really help pull together your layers or give you a needed pop of color. Red leopard print scarf, White House Black Market, $58

7. Leather Blazer

A blazer is a great alternative to the beat up hoodie that we all have lurking in our closets. Get one with a plush lining and it will be just as cozy and a lot more sexy. Jones New York Leather Blazer, Burlington Coat Factory, $129.99

8. Jeggings or Leggings

Just like the leather blazer can be a more put together version of a sweatshirt, leggings or my favorite, jeggings, can serve as a great alternative to sweatpants. They are sleek and stylish but they don't pinch like jeans sometimes can. Jeggings by Hue, Macy's, $32

9. Tall, Flat Boots

Like ballet flats, boots are a great way to avoid the sneakers when you want to be fly with minimal effort. I love the studs on these...they'll add a slight toughness to your look! Izah Boots, Nine West, $250

10. Soft Camis

Camis are great for year round layering. I love the kind that have the perfect cut: straps that are not too slender,not too thick and the perfect scoop neck and back that's low enough to be sexy but not enough to be trashy. Camis, Victoria's Secret, $19.50 each.

11. Sophisticated Carry All

To avoid looking like a bag lady, try to opt for a bag that has enough room for your essentials but is structured enough that it doesn't add bulk to your over all look. This one is very Chanel. Big Buddha Monet Bag, Baghaus.com, $90